Each signature may be linked to the others by up to 53 thematic connections. Some are common to many signatures; others highlight unusual, yet notable, associations and interests. Friendships are not represented because so many signers were friends. Go to "The Bohemians" to view and interact with all 53 connections.
Writers who published a volume of poetry or contributed at least one poem to a periodical are included in this tag. Some--like Sara Teasdale and Nicholas Vachel Lindsay--are remembered chiefly as poets, while others--such as John Dos Passos and Sinclair Lewis--are better known for their prose. This tag also demonstrates the wide range in poetic styles circulating in Greenwich Village. Though some visitors to Frank Shay's bookshop penned avant-garde verse, perhaps an equal number wrote in more traditional forms. This tag reminds us that the radical poet and the author of light verse often lived alongside one another, were published alongside one another--and sometimes were even friends.
Edna St. Vincent Millay's A Few Figs from Thistles (New York: Frank Shay, 1920)
This volume was the first in Shay's Salvo series of chapbook editions.